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Lakers and Mavs play nice ... for now

Updated: May 4, 2011, 12:47 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

It started off as a casual conversation. A few curious Los Angeles-based reporters spotting notoriously blustery Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban floating around the court before Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center on Monday night.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson had just offered up a few gentle barbs in Cuban's direction during his pregame address.

And so, predictably, a group of reporters ran over the Cuban for a response … or a reaction. … Something? ...

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